Fridays have become Carnival Food Night for me over the past few weeks. I must make my apartment neighbors envious once I turn the overhead fan on, and the smell of french fries wafts from my studio window into their homes.
Alas, I am not skilled enough in the culinary arts to make my own corn dogs, but I do not hesitate to allow my dear friend, Trader Joe, to do that for me (TJ's soy corn dogs are better than the meaty equivalent in my opinion)
Ketchup, which is made from a vegetable (or fruit, I suppose) creates a balanced meal. Snicker, snicker. Well, don't feel too bad--the fries ARE baked, but they're not any less tasty because of it.
Baked French Fries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
1 large baking potato, scrubbed clean of dirt (unless you like earthiness, than by all means...)
1 TB vegetable oil or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste, Lawry's seasoning salt is nice too, or garlic salt if you're a proud single lady like me
Cut potato into thin slices like so,
Cut slices into thin strips,
Place fries-to-be in a large mixing bowl, pour oil over, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, yumminess, etc. Roll up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty, coating potato bits in the oil and seasoning.
Place fries on a roasting pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, flipping fries over halfway between baking time.
This recipe makes about two servings, but the other half can be frozen in a Ziploc bag, and crisped in the oven again when your next Carnival Food Night comes to town.